Consolida

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
Yes

Soil temp (min)
60

Soil temp (max)
65

Irrigation frequency
Medium

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
10

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
62

Soil temp (max)
65

Moisture
Medium

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
62

Soil temp (max)
65

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1-2x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
14

Time (max)
14

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
5

Time (max)
6

General

  • To improve germination, use a stratification treatment
  • Keep germination temperature <70°F/21 °C
  • Very sensitive to being root-bound
  • Do not hold plugs! Keep crop time short, and minimize stress on plant to avoid premature flowering
  • Control growth with DIF, low temperature, and nitrate fertilizer
  • Difficult to keep cotyledons green in warm weather
  • 5-6 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer